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Caldeira das Sete Cidades, Sete Cidades

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Caldeira das Sete Cidades, an important source of fresh water for the islands, provides a subtropical oasis of green hills, dense forests, and foggy bluffs. Formed by a prehistoric volcanic eruption followed by another in 1445, the area is actually a large volcanic crater. The resulting land offers an array of flora and fauna. Take one of the trails that will lead you up to the top of the crater, where you'll observe numerous lakes, the ocean, and the quaint town within. See Caldeira das Sete Cidades and all Sete Cidades has to offer by arranging your trip with our Sete Cidades trip planner.
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  • We came here on a jeep tour. The colors are so amazing. it's just a beautiful place to visit. We had a cloudy day but they were high enough for us to get a view. 
    We came here on a jeep tour. The colors are so amazing. it's just a beautiful place to visit. We had a cloudy day but they were high enough for us to get a view.  more »
  • Beautiful walk and scenery. Try to go on a clear day if possible. If travelling to Sete Cidades by bus get a taxi to the top where you can start the walk (otherwise you will be tired just from... 
    Beautiful walk and scenery. Try to go on a clear day if possible. If travelling to Sete Cidades by bus get a taxi to the top where you can start the walk (otherwise you will be tired just from...  more »
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  • An absolutely stunning place. We participated in a trail run around the crater with a hefty ascent through the jungle up to the rim but the views once you're there is breathtaking (mind you, so was the climb but in another way). Absolutely gorgeous to run along the rim and have the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the crater lake the other. Priceless...
  • Nice lakeside area, breathtaking view.

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